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  • KS Educ's Avatar
    12 posts since May '17
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    12 posts since May '17
  • SMB42P's Avatar
    4,996 posts since Jan '12
    • SMB8012Z spotted broke down yesterday (290517) at around 550pm at YewTee MRT.

      At 555pm, MAN service van spotted parked in front of SMB8012Z. 

      At 6pm, bus driven off by BC with MAN service van driving closely behind...

  • KS Educ's Avatar
    12 posts since May '17
    • Originally posted by NithikS:

      There are many more options for food delivery in Singapore.

      1. Mcdelivery

      2 Honestbee

      3. Redmart

      4. KFC sogood

      5. Hungurygowhere

      Any delivery at the East Area?

  • SMB42P's Avatar
    4,996 posts since Jan '12
    • 290517 (Monday)

      Go Ahead Cameo

      36:
      SBS6426S

       

      SBST Cameo

      33:
      SBS8075H

      54:
      SBS8756B

      105:
      SBS8573L

      132:
      SBS2833B

      147:
      SBS3741B

      186:
      SBS8765A

      195:
      SBS8213B

       

      SMRT Cameo

      61:
      SMB1422U

      67:
      SMB209B

      167:
      SMB1579B

      171:
      SMB130T
      SG1103T

      172:
      SMB115M
      SG5119Y (perm?)
      SG5120S

      176:
      SMB320L
      TIB1033G

      180:
      SG5452J
      SG5601X

      187:
      SMB1427G

      188:
      SMB3134M
      SG5596C

      190:
      SMB201Y
      SMB275J
      TIB1116B (ex-perm)
      SMB1380G (perm?)
      SMB1512T
      SMB3128G
      SMB3545K
      SMB3615S

      300:
      SMB1570A
      SMB3159S

      301:
      TIB1062Y
      SMB1443J

      302:
      TIB1177A (still perm?)
      TIB1219M (ex-perm)
      SG1711M (perm?)

      307:
      SMB53H
      SMB232H (307-307-7) >> 314E slot
      SMB1485M
      SMB1498B (307-307-13, 307S106) PM only

      **SMB310R, SMB311M (307-307-2, 312K slot), SMB312K (307-307-4, 311M slot), SMB313H (307-307-5), SMB315C (307-307-6), SMB1591P (307-307-14), SMB1593J in service

      308:
      SMB117H

      700:
      SMB37E
      SMB3614U
      SMB5017E

      922:
      SMB125J
      SMB279Z

      960:
      SMB3612A

      963:
      SMB3560R
      SG5788R
      SMB5902A

      970:
      SMB99B
      SMB1397J
      SMB1559J

      972:
      SMB3580H
      SMB3611C
      SMB5059J
      SG5122L

      973:
      SMB18K
      SMB76S
      SMB111Z

      **SMB323D, SMB324B in service

      975:
      SMB40U
      SMB56A
      SMB103Y (perm?)
      SMB277D
      SMB1498B (AM only)
      SMB1516H
      SG1732C (975A)
      SMB3138C

      979/979M:
      SMB17M (both 979 and 979M)
      SMB203S
      SMB1482X (ex-perm)
      SMB3086T (979-979-7, 979PM51) (both 979 and 979M)
      SMB3613Y (979-979-1)
      SMB5003U

      **SMB1341U on 979M

      985:
      SG5132H

       

      Tower Transit Cameo (1st Anniversary)

      106:
      SMB3042U

      143:
      SBS3327P
      SG5015M

  • TIB987K's Avatar
    1,632 posts since Oct '12
    • 290517

      169
      SMB1348B
      SMB1505P

      800
      TIB1244P

      811
      SMB1492S

      858
      SMB1521S

      964
      SG5419G
      SG5424R

      965
      SMB1566M

  • Queen of sgForums
    驚世駭俗醜不啦嘰 moderatress
    FireIce's Avatar
    262,420 posts since Dec '99
    • With the exorbitant price tag that comes along with your car, it is no wonder why Singapore is the most expensive country in the world to own a car. Besides purchasing a house, a car is probably the second most expensive item that you may purchase. Unlike a house however, a car isn’t going to appreciate in value.

      Since buying a brand new car is so expensive, many Singaporeans have turned to the used car market as a “cheaper” alternative. But is buying a used car really cheaper? Or does it just only appear that way without actually being so.

      If you are one of those who are considering whether to purchase a brand new car from Parallel Importers, Authorized Dealers or second hand dealers, you should consider these aspects.

      #1 Maintenance

      For a brand new car, you can be sure that it is accident free and has not been mistreated. On the other hand, one should definitely inspect a second hand car carefully before purchasing, as there might be problems that you are unaware of. Since most of them will still have a few years to go, you are more likely to spend more on maintaining your used car if it is in poor condition or has not been well maintained before you bought it.

      #2 Parallel import vs Authorized Dealers

      We might be able to afford a “cheaper” car that fits into our budget if we are purchasing from Parallel importers (PI) instead of Authorized Dealers (AD) due to the difference in the price of the car. When purchasing cars from PI, you should take note of the reputation of the agents as there have been cases of agents taking deposits and closing down their business without delivery the car.

      You would not want to save a few grand only to end up not even getting your car and losing your deposit. Also, when buying parallel imported cars, you should go for one that states “guaranteed COE without top-ups” so as to avoid additional costs.

      Here is a list of car prices consisting of both new and used cars extracted from SGCarmart.

      (Disclaimer: There might be slight discrepancy in the above figures as the prices in the used car market tend to be slightly marked up as they are open to price negotiation as compared to new cars )


      Our Analysis

      For luxury cars, buying a second hand car saves you a lot more. However, for people purchasing an entry-level family car, a used car might even be more expensive compared to a new car in terms of depreciation per year.

      For those who can afford the down payment for a new entry level Japanese or Korean car, it might be wiser to purchase a brand new car and spare yourself the potential cost that you may incur if you buy a poorly maintained used car that already has problems. In addition, from a per year cost usage basis, you may not even be saving much, or even be paying more.

       

      The post Is It Really Cheaper to Buy a Second Hand Car in Singapore? appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.

  • KS Educ's Avatar
    12 posts since May '17
  • Queen of sgForums
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    FireIce's Avatar
    262,420 posts since Dec '99
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    116,282 posts since Dec '03
  • Queen of sgForums
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    FireIce's Avatar
    262,420 posts since Dec '99
    • Self proclaimed great taxi driver retorts to proud chicken rice store owner on video -- by flaunting cash

       

      A video circulating on WhatsApp showed a self proclaimed taxi driver who flaunted his wealth on camera while condemning those who sold chicken rice, seemingly in retaliation to the ‘haolian’ chicken rice stall owner was caught on video telling a cabbie that he would never ‘achieve great things’.

      Stomp was alerted to the video by Stomper Ah Boy.

      In the video, the alleged taxi driver said that in a mixture of dialect and Mandarin:

      “Why are you selling chicken rice?

      “It’s because you wont’t amount to anything and can’t earn a lot of money.

      “Us taxi drivers are the ones who do great things and earn a lot of money.”

      He is then seen counting a stack of thousand-dollar bills, finally stopping at $10,000.

      The man then reiterated:

      “We (cabbies) are the people who can accomplish great things.

      “We don’t sell chicken rice like you do.

      “Those who sell chicken rice won’t amount to anything.”

      When asked about the video, Ah Boy said:

      “This is just another stupid taunt.

      “If the feud between taxi drivers and chicken rice sellers continues, it’ll be because of people like this driver here.”

       

       

      click here for article and video

  • Tactical Boots's Avatar
    11 posts since May '17
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    262,420 posts since Dec '99
  • Tactical Boots's Avatar
    11 posts since May '17
    • What would it take for the really old long buses to be scrapped and replaced? Some of them have an unpleasant smell.

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    461 posts since Jul '14
  • Tactical Boots's Avatar
    11 posts since May '17
    • Originally posted by FireIce:

      A third bicycle sharing company wheeled its way into Singapore

      Just three weeks ago, we reported that Chinese bicycle-sharing start-up oBike quietly made its mark with its fleet of user-friendly bikes that have since expanded from MRT stations and into the neighborhoods (a sign that people are quickly picking up the trend). Now, there’s another new player in the game.

      Chinese company Ofo, which operates mainly in Beijing and Shanghai, has already released about 1,000 of their bikes to neighborhoods like West Coast and Punggol, as well as the CBD. Just like the other two competitor bike-sharing services MoBike (which recently received funding from Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and hedg funde Hillhouse Capital) and oBike, Ofo's bright yellow single-gear bikes have a lock on the real wheel which you can unlock through an app. Enter the bike’s unique serial number and you'll receive a passcode to enter into the lock. However, unlike oBike, you don't have to pay a deposit before going on a ride using Ofo’s bikes. They even have a super competitive fee of 50 cents per trip, compared to oBikes $1 per half hour. However, the downside is that its user interface doesn't have a map to show you where their bikes are available, something which oBike has already implemented in its app.

      With these three bike-sharing services and Land Transport Authority’s proposed national bike-sharing pilot that’s slated to launch in the fourth quarter, you can soon get from Jurong to Punggol via the city’s park connectors and cycling networks without having to invest in your own bicycle (just your own fitness!). More info on Ofo bikes here.

       

      Was wondering the difference between Ofo and O bikes fees. Good summary. 

  • Tactical Boots's Avatar
    11 posts since May '17
    • You're right, making a will is important and we shouldn't let misconceptions stop us from doing so. Thanks for busting the myths :) 

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    11 posts since May '17
  • Posh888's Avatar
    1 post since Jan '15
    • Recently started selling at my new online store https://bayfrontshop.com/. Do come and support me.

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    1,456 posts since Jun '10
    • This rare flower symbolizes reincarnation of Buddha

      TNN | Apr 21, 2017

      Youtan poluo, mostly mistaken as lacewings eggs, is one of the rarest flowers in the world and has an interesting myth around its growth. This delicate flower is believed to bloom once in 3000 years and is said to mark the arrival of a royal king. According to Buddhist scriptures, these flowers are a symbol of immortality and reincarnation of Buddha.

      The local name for this rare flower, in China, is Udumbara. Udumbara, in Sanskrit, means an auspicious flower descending from the heaven and these mysterious flowers omit a distinct fragrance of sandalwood.

      Among other interesting facts about these white delicate flowers, one of the facts is that they were seen on the head of Buddha statue at Chonggye-Sa temple in Seoul. A recent sighting of this flower in 2010 was reported by a Chinese nun, who could distinguish them from assuming it to be lacewing eggs because they omitted fragrance of sandalwood.

       

      The mysterious belongings of nature never fail to surprise us and Youtan poluo is a perfect example of this. We do not know if this flower is really an indication of Buddha's reincarnation but it definitely remains special for its rare qualities. 

  • noel.91's Avatar
    18 posts since Nov '16
    • @mavislee I believe it will be in roughly 1 weeks time, so this Friday if you are not rejected I think you should be fine.

      @Anyhoow Panel interview has about 5-8 ppl interviewing you right? Probably standard questions like your AD interview? I went to look at your previous posts and you mentioned applying in Oct '16 and now you are at 4th stage already, that's v fast! Can you write down your timeline here for our reference please? Thank you and all the best this Fri!

      Hi all, the 3rd round is clinical interview right? What is it about again? Is it a psychologist asking you questions?

       

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    76 posts since Mar '17
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    • They're both damn good looking for their age, and from what I hear, Tom's a genuinely very nice guy, even if he is somewhat misguided to remain in that Scientology cult, poor guy. And apparently Jolin made the both the sarcophagus and Chinese vampire from scratch all by herself. Crazy impressive edible artwork.

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      Edited by UltimaOnline 30 May `17, 1:36AM